Way, way off across the Great Marsh, and perched atop the tallest tree, could it be an Osprey this early in the season? Yes, I think it is! The photo is terrible and greatly cropped but good enough for an id. Spring is just around the corner!

Osprey are a species of hawk. Their nickname is Fish Hawk because that is their preferred diet. You will see them hunting over the water and pairs will soon be building their nests of sticks. Snapshots of what to look for –



Opening Reception of ‘Formally Taught … and Not’ group art exhibition curated by Juni VanDyke March 21st 4:00-6:00pm @ Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

Formally Taught … and Not includes work by established artists who frequently exhibit in galleries, museums and public institutions, and inspiring work by Senior Citizens in the art program at The Rose Baker Senior Center — creative people whose important life’s work has circumvented formal art training.  Now with time and the passion to explore, these Seniors are continuing in their journey of self-expression. Their artwork is illuminating and proof that we are all equipped with a unique set of sensibilities informed by years of aesthetic practice implicit in daily living — namely observation and the practice of evaluating how things look. The gallery is grateful to the following who participated in the exhibition:

Gabrielle Barzaghi, Coco Berkman, Deborah Bohnert, Anthea Brigham, Carolyn Budrow, Helen Burgess, Kay Carpenter, Nateley Daley, Rob Diebboll, Rob Green, Pippy Gulianno, Joy Halsted, Susan Harrigan, Barbara Jobe, Ed Leavitt, Paul L’Heureux, Marian Linden, Barbara Maddix, Joann Maddix, Judy Magee, Jeffrey Marshall, Maria Millefoglie, Barbara Moody, Adin Murray, Mary McCarl, Gen McNamara, James Paradis, Jenny Parisi, Hans Pundt, Bob Quinn, Doreen Ross, Valerie Sadler, Lynne Sausele, Linda Sojda, Dawn Southworth, Lois Stillman, Bill Sumner, Ed Touchette

Formally Taught … and Not
Curated by Juni VanDyke
March 21 –  April 12, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21st 4:00-6:00pm
Gallery hours: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm and by chance or appointment
JANE DEERING GALLERY 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
phone (917) 902-4359

courtesy photos


A Celtic Evening for St. Patrick’s Day

Cape Ann Community

A Celtic Evening for St. Patrick’s Day and Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Scholarship Fund

Tim and Shoshy Collins and Chris Shea invite the public to an evening of Celtic music with the Erstwhiles on Friday, March 13, 6-9pm. Get your green on for an early St. Pat’s celebration at the Antique Table, 2nd floor. There is a $5 donation at the door and a 50/50 raffle, proceeds going to the Rotary’s scholarship fund. The public is invited to attend and may order food and beverages from the restaurant. Reservations are accepted at Antique Table. Tim and Shoshy won a performance by the Erstwhiles at a recent auction and they generously choose to take the opportunity to raise money for the Manchester-Essex Rotary scholarship fund. Applications are currently being accepted for graduating seniors, go to to download the application.

Performing around the North Shore for the past 10 years…

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